Secretary Linda Seemeyer of the Department of Health Services (DHS) charged the Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council (LTCAC) with providing advice and guidance to DHS on the following topics:
Quality: Explore the development and use of quality metrics to analyze the long-term care system and service outcomes, including:
o Provide advice and guidance to determine what metrics should be utilized to assess the effectiveness of the entire long-term care system.
o Provide advice and guidance on a long-term quality strategy to be deployed at every level of the long-term care system.
Workforce: Develop strategies and data metrics to address workforce shortages in the long-term care system.
o Provide advice and guidance regarding how to measure workforce shortages by provider type.
o Provide advice and guidance on required financial reporting related to assessing workforce shortages.
o Provide advice and guidance to ensure that Medicaid contractors are maintaining quality of care.
Community Development: Develop strategies to keep people safe and healthy in the community to prevent and delay the need for long term care services by:
o Looking at strategies to prevent individuals from going into residential setting before necessary.
o Ensuring that individuals in residential settings are in the right setting for their acuity needs.
o Providing advice and guidance on prevention strategies that should be developed to delay the need for long term care services.
Communications: Develop plans to communicate to all long-term care stakeholders. Responsibilities will include:
o Ensuring consistent messaging to all entities in the long-term care system.
o Ensuring that policies are being accurately communicated to consumers.
o Ensuring the Department of Health Services is receiving accurate consumer feedback